Last year I featured a mash-up by Sam Flanagan that pitched the Stone Roses â€˜Waterfallâ€™ with Lily Allenâ€™s â€˜LDNâ€™. It was hugely impressive with Allenâ€™s giddy vocals perfectly matched by the Roses shimmering chords. When they work mash-upâ€™s can be exhilarating, all the more so if you like the songs being used. Parrka has worked wonders with these two tunes. Youâ€™ll more likely know the Jose Gonzalez version of â€˜Heartbeatsâ€™, which stripped away the electronica but there is much to saviour in the original. Grizzly Bearâ€™s â€˜The Knifeâ€™ is an altogether softer anthem that benefits from getting roughed up a bit by the industrial beats. Initially the lumbering texture might confuse but careful attention reveals a near perfect symmetry between the opposing forces. KD
Grizzly Bear V The Knife – Heartbeats On A Knife (Parrka)
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